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UK...British Tarantula Society 21.5.17

Discussion in 'Invertebrate and Exotic Pet Events' started by Phil, May 17, 2017.

  1. Phil

    Phil Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    this weekend is the BTS show in Warwick. I am so excited. I've been to a couple of IHS shows in Doncaster but this is my first BTS. Staying over in Warwick and looking at some old ruins on Saturday. no I am not looking in the mirror....visiting Warwick Castle.
    I will post a review of my day when I return and hopefully lots of pics.
    if any UK members going and want to meet up for a coffee then PM me. Thanks for reading.
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    Phil Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    ok so looks.like the new GF is trying to embrace my hobby (sort of). Baby steps....ha ha
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    I'm jealous :(
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    I wish I could afford more Ts at the moment and thanks so much for the offer of T seeking, very much appreciated bro, hope you have a great time and like Ennie I'm jealous lol... Phil do you have a trailer carrying your wallet to the show? You'll need it hehe :D
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    Phil Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    ha ha.....I have cleared the boot and got the seats down so hoping that will suffice. I have set myself a limit but I fully expect to have that Magpie moment where I see something "shiny" and just have to have it....lol. I hope it's as food as I have made it out to be in my head
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    Haha You'll defo spend more than planned, guaranteed! I've never been but seen lots of YT videos and it looks amazing! All the stalls are competing with each other so expect some great deals.. I'm sure you can pay extra to get a ticket to get in an hour before the majority which gives you a great chance to snap up the highly sought after first :) If you see a Pamph Solaris, get It! Hehe
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    Phil Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    that's interesting about the tickets. I thought that was for BTS members only so might have to look into that. The Solaris is too much tho....lol
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    Yeah you could be right about the member thing actually but it's worth looking into... Keep an eye out for Daniel Oakley and Alan Hicken both big Tarantula Youtubers :) You lucky sod lol
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    Phil Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    thanks for those names I will do. as the post cards say.....wish you were here .. lol
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    Hehe Maybe next year and we can both go in a lorry and fill that bitch to the brim LMAO
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    I'll be missing this one; mainly due to not having been paid for seven weeks, my car being off the road, and an impending holiday.
    So please guys, be gentle with those who can't make it when you upload photos of your new acquisitions on Sunday evening!

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    no excuse.....lol. I have been in a similar position so feel your pain.... just spent £500 on my car and off to Italy the week after. Fortunately I am still getting paid!!!!!. I will be gentle.....I promise ;). Next year buddy, next year.
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    Next year definitely!
    Are there any other shows coming up over the summer that are worth attending? I went to SEAS in January and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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    There are the IHS reptile meetings at Doncaster http://www.ihs-web.org.uk/breeders.php. I haven't been for a good few years and it was more snakes and reptiles than inverts then but worth a visit.
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    What expos are there in the us, specifically southern us?


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    Thanks Enn. I may have to drive up to Donny for that. If anyone in the south east (of England, LadyFang) wants a lift just drop me a pm.

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    i have been to the doncaster show the last 3 years. Pretty good for Ts tbh. Hence why my expectations for tomorrow are Sooooo High!
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    That's good to know. Doncaster is a 3 hour drive from me, so I'll have to justify the time and effort, and at least match my petrol money in spending money.

    Looking forward to reports from the BTS show!

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    Well?!?!?! What did you all get? How was it? Tell meeeeeee!!!!

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    patience young Jedi....lol
    I got....
    Brachypelma auratum - Brazilian Flame knee
    Typhochlaena costae - crypsidromus sp. Puriscal - Costa Rica Black emelia
    Brachypelma albiceps - Mexican Golden Red Rump
    Avicularia sp. "Blue Velvet" - Blue Velvet Pink Toe x2
    Pamphobeteus esmereldas - Esmereldas bloom (F)
    Cyriopagus (Haplopelma) Lividum sp. Emerald - Cobalt Blue Tarantula (green form) x4
    Thrixopelma pruriens - Peruvian Green Velvet
    Alphpnopelma chalcodes - Dessert blond (F)
    Haplocosmia himalayana - Himalayan Beauty
    Holothele cf sericea

    I also managed to pick up one or two for @LC72uk and @Enn49 which I will post on later this week for them.

    Review.....
    I was expecting some of the much more rarer species to be there especially as the Polish, German and French sellers all in attendance but they were more the mainstream Ts really. Got a few nice ones though.
    Event was really good, parking is fine, layout excellent and pretty much anything you want all in one place for only £5 admission and all well organised. I would deffo go again but maybe order the more specialist Ts from the "foreign boys" and collect on the day.
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    it was busy!!!!!
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